Parliament Members Exchanged Remarks On Declaration Calling for Peace

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A joint declaration of deputies on the call for peace in the context of the 31st anniversary of the beginning of the military conflict on the Dniester has caused new contradictory discussions in the parliamentary plenary session. After the faction of the Bloc of Communists and Socialists proposed to put on the agenda the decision to create a commission for the preparation of a joint statement, rejected by the parliamentary majority, the deputies of the BoCS made a number of statements, reports “There is a declaration proposed by the PAS, we also registered a declaration on the same issue. We propose to include this declaration as well, then create a commission to draw up a joint declaration,” said Vlad Batrincea. This proposal did not get the necessary number of votes. MP Grigore Novac, for his part, said that the decision to reject the BCS proposal was regrettable, and asked for the opportunity to address the press to read the declaration prepared by the faction. “We also wanted to be correct, anticipating that you would do so. We made another suggestion – to form a joint commission, to prepare a joint statement. A balanced statement, shared by the majority of the population of the Republic of Moldova, calling for calm and peace. This statement would somehow reassure the citizens of the Republic of Moldova, but, unfortunately, you don’t even want to discuss it. In this case, we will go to the citizens, at least read our declaration. We note with regret that the opposition is not heard again,” said Novac. In response, Parliament Speaker Igor Grosu said that he did not believe in the noble intentions of the BoCS deputies. “I carefully read your statement, you know what I did not find there? The demand to remove ammunition from the territory of the Republic of Moldova, to remove the armed contingent. When you have the courage to call things by their names, then we will believe in your good intentions,” said Grosu. Recall that today marks 31 years since the beginning of the armed conflict in defense of the territorial integrity and independence of the Republic of Moldova. On this day 31 years ago, the armed conflict on the Dniester began, which lasted four months. It left a black mark on the history of our country. According to official data, more than 30,000 people took part in the conflict. 300 soldiers and civilians were killed and another 3,500 were wounded. A ceasefire agreement was signed on July 21, 1992, after which political negotiations to resolve the Transdniestrian conflict began.